Becky Lynch defeated Alicia Fox
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Let’s get it out of the way: It’s a swing and a miss for Dolph Ziggler, who went for broke trying to win back Nikki Bella in last season’s “Total Divas” finale. He gets a slap in the face to kick off E!’s Season 5 premiere … not that it stops him from absolutely shredding Nikki’s relationship with John Cena every chance he gets. Nikki takes it all in stride, but Paige — whose own unwanted engagement creeps ever closer — takes it upon herself to play mediator. That gets nowhere, but Cena, to Nikki’s great surprise and disappointment, isn’t all that upset about Zig Man’s advances, and even gives Nikki the option to back out of their relationship if she finds Dolph’s offer too good to pass up. To be continued …
While the rest of the crew jet-sets around the globe, Daniel Bryan is going stir-crazy waiting to get cleared to return to the ring, and he isn’t entirely on board with the idea of becoming wife Brie Bella’s full-time business partner as an alternative. So Brie, being met with increasing resistance, has to settle in and wait for the final word on whether or not Bryan gets the green light before attempting to maneuver him into a post-WWE life. (In other injury-related news, Natalya is fretting over the delicate surgery husband Tyson Kidd needs, but that plot thread remains unresolved this week.)
January 19th – Love Triangle: In the Season 5 premiere, Nikki wonders whether she should tell John Cena about her ex-boyfriend’s advances; Paige considers breaking off her engagement; and Brie tries to pave a new career path for Bryan.
January 26th – A SummerSlam Engagement: Nattie’s worst fear comes true when she is left out of SummerSlam; Alicia feels disrespected by her best friend, Paige; and John Cena surprises Nikki with his new stance on marriage.
Brie and Nikki Bella of E!’s hit show Total Divas sit in the hot seat this week as Brandi grills the gorgeous twins about what it’s like to be a female wrestler in the WWE, marrying a pro-wrestler and when the two plan to exit the ring permanently.
Natalya def. Brie Bella
Drama! Intrigue! Surprise appearances! And “Total Divas” technically hasn’t even started yet! In celebration of the reality hit’s impending Season 5 premiere, OG cast members Natalya and Brie Bella went to the mat on Raw, accompanied — respectively — by recent cast additions Paige and Alicia Fox. It turned out to be a happy homecoming for Natalya; despite taking a knee to the face and several kicks to the sternum, she rallied immediately to put Brie in the Sharpshooter.